Tip: The Power of Personal Accountability

“The Law of Personal Accountability shouts that we have the ability to choose both our behaviors and our responses! It’s personal choice.” ~ Greg Anderson

According to Greg Anderson in his book, The 22 {Non-Negotiable} Laws of Wellness, “the Law of Personal Accountability states its we – yes, you and I – who are responsible, first and foremost, for our own wellness.”

Call to Action:

Consider today the two wellness conclusions Greg shares that are known to be true:

1.  Behaviors contribute to illness or wellness.

“Our choices regarding food, alcohol, tobacco, exercise, and drugs have profound effects on the development of disease and our potential for recovery from disease.  The list of examples is long.  In case after case, behaviors within our control influence, for better or worse, both the onset of and the recovery from a wide variety of illnesses.”

2.  Responses, both emotional and spiritual, can lead to physical changes.

“Your physiological state is determined in large part by the way you respond to the circumstances of your life.  Whether that is a calm response or an angry or fearful reaction, over long periods, unchecked psychological stress can contribute to illness by creating physiological turmoil.  Numerous studies prove the relationship between our response to stress and a long list of ‘dis-eases’.”

“The Law of Personal Accountability shouts that we have the ability to choose both our behaviors and our responses!  It’s more than stress management; it’s personal choice.”

“On the negative side, if we neglect giving mindful attention to our behaviors and responses, we will surely deteriorate physically, emotionally, and spiritually.”

He goes on to say, “the good news is that this coin has two sides.  Although our inattention can contribute to our lack of total well-being, we also have the power to choose positive behaviors and responses.”

Do you have it within you today to create the life and the health you want, even in the midst of uncertainty, rather than just react to what life brings your way?

To your wellness,


P.S. “If it’s going to be, it’s up to me.” ~ Robert H. Schuller

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